Beer Bratwurst with Onions |

Bratwurst In Beer With Onions

Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Keyword bratwurst
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 465 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 yellow onions thickly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 bratwurst sausages
  • 1 12-ounce bottle amber ale or nut brown ale
  • 6 buns


  1. In a cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the onion and caraway seeds and cook for 5 minutes or until the onions begin to soften. Season with kosher salt. Nestle the bratwurst in the onions, add the bottle of ale and bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30-40 minutes, turning the brats occasionally.

  2. To finish the bratwurst on the stove, transfer the onions and beer broth to a bowl and set aside. Add the brats back to the skillet and increase the heat to medium high. Brown the sausages evenly on all sides, adding a little more butter or oil if needed. Add the onions and beer broth back to the skillet and keep warm.

  3. To finish the bratwurst on the grill, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Cook the bratwurst sausages on the grill for 2-4 minutes per side or until browned on all sides. Add back to skillet with the onions and beer and keep warm.

  4. Serve on warm buns with onions and coarse, grainy mustard. Add sauerkraut if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Bratwurst In Beer With Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 1142mg50%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.